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Children''s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics Critical Care Staff Nurse in Kansas City, Missouri

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We are a 41-bed unit with 35 single-patient rooms and three, two-patient rooms. Patients range in age from neonate to 18 years. We work with a team of pediatric intensivists (ICU physicians) and resident physicians, who are in the hospital 24/7.

Patients admitted to the PICU require invasive procedures and treatments such as:

· Mechanical ventilation, including High Frequency Oscillator Ventilation

· Continuous infusions, e.g., insulin, thrombolytics, vasoactive medications

· Care and pressure monitoring of arterial lines and central venous lines

· ICP monitoring

· Cardioversion/Defibrillation

· External/transthoracic pacing

· Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

· ECMO

Common diagnoses include:

· Respiratory failure/distress

· Congenital pre- and post-operative heart defects

· Endocrine disturbances, e.g., DKA

· Neurological disturbances, e.g., closed head injury, seizure disorders

· Trauma

· Pre- and post-transplant, e.g., renal, bone marrow, liver and heart

Job Requirements:

· Associates Degree or equivalent

· Direct care nurses hired without a BSN hired on or after September 1, 2013 are required to enroll in an academic program in order to complete their BSN degree requirements within 5 years of their hire date

· Current professional nursing license in MO and KS or the ability to obtain

· Basic Life Support Certification

· PEARS (required NLRN), TNCC or PALS certification is required within one year.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Bachelor's degree (BSN)

· 1-2 years' experience (preferred)

· Specialty Nursing Certification encouraged for all nurses once eligible

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This posting is not for New Grads

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